ICC: Mali fighter jailed for destroying Timbuktu sites

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Mali fighter jailed for destroying Timbuktu sites

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced a former Malian fighter to nine years in prison for destroying shrines and historic sites in Timbuktu during Mali’s 2012 conflict. In a landmark judgement experts hope will send a strong message to safeguard the world’s ancient monuments, Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi become on Tuesday the first person to be…